Annual Meeting & Leadership Training

Pre-registration is now closed

Registration is available at the door.

Chicago | October 30-31, 2015

Keynote Speakers

Tsung-Mei Cheng: Reflections on the 20th anniversary of Taiwan’s single payer system
Dr. David Himmelstein and Dr. Steffie Woolhandler: Health policy and politics in the ACA era
Rob Weissman of Public Citizen on the 2016 presidential race
Leo Gerard, president of United Steelworkers (Friday evening session)
Dr. Monika Dutt: The future of the Canadian Health System (Saturday dinner speaker)

The full Annual Meeting agenda is available here.

Annual Meeting

Friday, October 30, 2015 (optional events)

Rally, location TBA, approximately 4:30 p.m. Leadership Training and Annual Meeting attendees – as well as the public - are welcome to join.

With Healthcare-NOW, One Payer States, and the Labor Campaign for Single Payer, we will hold a joint session with special guest Leo Gerard, president of United Steelworkers, at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. Leadership Training and Annual Meeting attendees are welcome to join. The program will begin at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 31, 2015 (plenary sessions and workshops)

The Annual Meeting will be held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, 301 E. North Water St. in Chicago. Programming will begin at 9 a.m., with sign-in and registration beginning at 8 a.m. on the 4th floor (Ballroom level). Dinner will be at the same site at 7 p.m.

Leadership Training

Friday, October 30, 2015

The Leadership Training will be held at Conference Chicago at University Center, 525 S. State St. in Chicago. Programming will begin at 10 a.m., with sign-in beginning at 9 a.m. Leadership Training attendees will attend the public rally, returning to Conference Chicago for the Leadership Training dinner at 5:30. After dinner, Leadership attendees will join the special session with guest Leo Gerard at the Hilton Chicago.


Sleeping rooms are available at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers for $225 per night (single/double). Reservations can be made in PNHP’s block by calling 888-627-7106 or online here. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

Student and Resident Scholarships

Students and residents interested in attending the meeting may apply for support from the Nicholas Skala Student Health Activist Fund. Applications are now closed.

Please help support PNHP’s student outreach programs by making a donation to the Skala fund today.

Related Events

PNHP Annual Meeting attendees are invited to join Healthcare-NOW, One Payer States, and the Labor Campaign for Single Payer for sessions on Sunday morning, November 1. Further details will be posted as they become available.

The 2015 APHA Health Activist Dinner will be Sunday, November 1, from 6 to 9 p.m., at MingHin Cuisine. Space is limited. Advance registration, available here, is $50 ($35 for students).

Information on additional related events will be posted as it becomes available.